Brittle bones could shatter a life

COMMENTARY /// Medicare


 Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break.
You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture.
Medicare can help prevent or detect osteoporosis at an early stage, when treatment works best.
Talk to your doctor about getting a bone mass measurement. If you’re at risk, Medicare Part B cover...

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